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Fatima children saw 'Golden Heart' of Mary

Voices Oct 10, 2017

A statue of Our Lady of Beauraing is seen in Beauraing, Belgium. (Tnd via Wikimedia Commons)

In 1917, Our Lady of Fatima taught the three visionary children devotion to her Immaculate Heart as an effective means for the salvation of souls and peace of the world. In 1932, Our Lady revealed her "Golden Heart" to five children in Beauraing, Belgium.

On Nov. 29, 1932, two children from the Voisin family, Fernande (15) and Albert (11), went to the nearby convent school to meet their sister, Gilberte (13), who was staying after school to study.

Along the way, the two children stopped at the Degeimbre household to see if their friends, Andree (14) and Gilberte (9), could join them. The four children left the Degeimbre home and continued on their way to the convent school. 

After ringing the doorbell, Albert looked toward the railroad bridge and saw a woman walking in the air near the Lourdes grotto. She looked to be around 18-20 years old with deep blue eyes and a rosary hanging from her arm. The other children also saw the vision.

The children saw the lady on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. On Dec. 2, Albert asked, "Are you the Immaculate Virgin?" The lady smiled and nodded her head. Albert then asked, "What do you want?" Our Lady answered, "Always be good.”

For the first few apparitions in the convent school garden, the lady was already visible when the children got there. Later, she became visible after the children had begun to recite the rosary. Each time Our Lady appeared, the children felt themselves drawn to a kneeling position.

On several occasions Our Lady told the children that she wished them to be present on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

On Dec. 8, the  Feast of the Immaculate Conception, there was a very large crowd. The children saw the vision as soon as they reached the gate. The garden was illuminated brightly, but the vision was much more radiant than the electric lights.

The children were examined by different doctors. All were found to be in a state of complete ecstasy. As soon as the crowd completed the last decade of the rosary, Our Lady disappeared. "She is gone!" cried the children. They had tears in their eyes.

On Dec. 17, Our Lady asked for a chapel "in order that people might come here on pilgrimages." Four days later she said: "I am the Immaculate Virgin."

On Dec. 29, the Blessed Virgin opened her arms in the gesture of farewell. In doing so, she revealed in the region of her chest a Heart of Gold, surrounded by glittering rays. This was the Immaculate Heart of the Mother of God. This heart was displayed in all the remaining apparitions at Beauraing.

On Dec. 30, Our Lady said, "Pray. Pray very much." On Jan. 1, Our Lady told Gilberte Voisin "Pray always."

On Jan. 2, Our Lady said: "Tomorrow I will speak to each one of you separately."

Jan. 3, 1933, was the 33rd and last apparition. Our Lady talked to each child separately. She said to Andree, "I am the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven. Pray always. Goodbye."

To Gilberte Voisin, she said, "I will convert sinners. Goodbye."

To Albert and to Gilberte Degeimbr Our Lady simply said, "Goodbye."

Our Lady appeared finally to Fernande and asked, "Do you love my son?" Fernande answered, "Yes." Our Lady then asked, "Do you love me?" Fernande answered, "Yes." Our Lady said, "Then, sacrifice yourself for me."

Our Lady extended her arms in the usual farewell gesture and showed Fernande her heart. Then, she said: "Goodbye."

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孩子們看到金色的心

1917年,花地瑪聖母教導三個孩子恭敬她的無玷聖心,作為拯救人靈及尋求世界和平的有效方法。1932年,聖母在比利時的博蘭,向五名小孩顯示她金色的聖心。

1932年11月29日,來自胡義山家庭的費南度(15歲)和歐伯特(11歲)兩個小孩,一起到鄰近的修院學校,會合他們十三歲的姊妹杰寶娣。途中,兩人經過朋友安德.杜撒瑪(14歲)和杰寶娣.杜撒瑪(9歲)的家居,並喜得他們願意一起同行。

四人抵達修院學校,按了門鈴;歐伯特向鐵路橋樑方向望去,赫然見到修院學校的露德山洞附近,有一位女士在走動。女士年約十八至二十歲,深邃的藍眼睛,臂彎懸著一串玫瑰唸珠,隨後其同伴也看到同一的景象。

隨著的11月30日和12月1日,孩子們都見到聖母。12月2日,歐伯特問聖母:「你是否無玷童貞?」聖母微笑點頭。歐伯特續問:「妳想什麼?」聖母簡單答說:「要時常善良。」

頭幾次在修院花園顯現時,聖母早於孩子們到達,後來只在孩子們誦唸玫瑰經時才顯現;每次,孩子們都不其然地自動跪下來,而有幾次,聖母都提出要孩子們在聖母無原罪瞻禮日到來。

12月8日、聖母無原罪瞻禮日,大批群眾聞風湧到。當孩子們到達修院大閘,見到了聖母時,花園頓時光亮 ── 比電燈還要亮!幾位醫生曾即場檢視孩子們,均認定他們都在神魂超拔。群眾誦唸玫瑰經完畢,聖母隱沒了。孩子也大聲說:「她走了!」孩子們眼睛有淚水。

12月17日,聖母為讓人們能到那地朝聖,要求在原地興建一間小聖堂。四天後,聖母宣認自己是「無玷童貞」。

12月29日,至聖童貞張開雙手,作道別之勢,同時向孩子們,展示胸前金色的聖心,聖心被閃爍的金光圍繞著。這是天主之母的無玷聖心,隨後在博蘭的顯現,都讓孩子們看到同一金色的聖心。

12月30日,聖母督促說:「祈禱!多祈禱!」1月1日,聖母向杰寶娣. 胡義山說:「常常祈禱!」

1月2日,聖母聲明:「明天我會跟你們個別講話。」

1933年1月3日,聖母第三十三次顯現,亦是最後的一次。聖母向安德.杜撒瑪說:「我是天主之母、天上的母后,你要常常祈禱。再見。」向杰寶娣.胡義山說:「我會感化罪人。再見。」對歐伯特.胡義山和杰寶娣.杜撒瑪,簡單地道別:「再見。」最後給費南度顯現,問道:「你愛我的兒子嗎?」費南度答:「是。」聖母又問道:「你愛我嗎?」費南度答:「是。」聖母說:「那麼,為我犧牲你自己吧。」聖母向費南度向張開雙手告別,再給他看到金色的聖心,然後說:「再見。」